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Hometown Ten: COA Director Kerri McManama

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Hometown Weekly is excited to introduce the Hometown Ten, a set of ten interview questions
we’ll be asking members of our communities. Be sure to keep an eye out for new installations of
the Hometown Ten, and to look out for Hometown Weekly’s reporters on the road — you might
be our...

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Walpole observes MLK Day 2023

By Elizabeth Connolly
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

Walpole citizens were invited to unite on the common on Monday, January 16, in observance of
Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The theme of this year’s observance was “The Beloved Community”
and the candlelight vigil featured singing, prayer, and several readings of Dr. King’s writings.

Attendees gathered in a circle for the...

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Senior Center celebrates annual birthday

By Julia Beauregard
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

Walpole seniors gathered together to celebrate the annual COA birthday party, an event where everyone is celebrated. Community members celebrated the fourth birthday of the senior center building itself, as well as a collective birthday celebration for all the seniors in attendance.

New year, new trails in Walpole

By Stephen Press
Hometown Weekly Editor

As has become a fantastic tradition in town, Walpole Trails hosted guided and self-guided walks around some of the community’s prime parcels on January 1. The walks, which this year were scheduled for Adams Farm, Jarvis Farm, Norfolk Aggie and the new Rt 1A ballfields...

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Historical Society hosts Christmas open house

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Located in the Deacon Willard Lewis House, the Walpole Historical Society is a primary
resource for residents and visitors to learn all about Walpole’s past. Established in 1898, the
society holds records, replicas, and artifacts that showcase the town’s rich history.

A Christmas open house held at the house on December 17...

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Holiday Lights tour reveals sparkling Walpole

Throughout the month of December, Walpole Recreation has spearheaded a Holiday Lights
House Tour, which has sought to highlight the town’s most sparkling holiday home decorations.
Recreation has succeeded with aplomb, with an available Google map conveniently marking the
festive locations throughout town — and residents themselves have done quite a bit of legwork,
The winner, declared...

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Holiday Open House makes spirits bright

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Walpole seniors enjoyed a full day of merriment at the Council on Aging’s Holiday Open House
on Friday, December 16. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the center was equal parts shopping bazaar,
concert hall, and gathering place.

Beginning with breakfast, seniors had adequate time to relax, mingle with neighbors, and enjoy
a...

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Ballroom dancers step into holiday season

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Familiar faces joined Lestyn Gilmore at the Walpole Council on Aging on Friday, December 9. Gilmore typically visits once a month for afternoons filled with dance, typically line dancing. She switched things up this month, however, by DJing for a jolly ballroom dance. 

Holly Berry Fair decks the halls 

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

The Holly Berry Fair has returned to Walpole! 

Marking the beginning of the 2022 holiday season, the fair is held annually on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. With the United Church of Walpole under construction, church members and event organizers had made adjustments...

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Walpole JWCW hosts Festival of Trees

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

There was plenty to do over the weekend, but Walpole locals made sure to carve out time to attend the second annual Festival of Trees, hosted by the Junior Women’s Club of Walpole (JWCW). Held at the Walpole Council on Aging, the JWCW transformed the...

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Folk duo Andy and Judy play WPL 

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

New Englanders Andy and Judy Daigle have been partnered musicians and singer-songwriters since 2009. Beginning with mostly folk covers, they have increased their repertoire of original work to span seven albums. Happy to play live music, the duo gifted Walpole Public Library an intimate performance...

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Walpole breaks new middle school ground

By Cameron Small
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

After an odyssey to get underway, the soon-to-be Walpole Middle School broke ground last Tuesday, November 15. The meetings, permit acquisition, funding, and decision processes are over as construction has officially begun. Current Bird Middle School Principal Edward Connor says the plan is for the...

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Seniors Drum Alive at COA

By Cameron Small
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

People love music and rhythm. We listen to music while we work, clean, cook, shop, exercise. We hum to ourselves or tap our fingers while we sit in traffic. We change the radio station in our car when we get a commercial so we can...

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The 22nd annual Camy/David 5K road race 

By Cameron Small
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

The Camy 5K Run and David 5K Walk were held in Walpole last Saturday, November 12, for the twenty-second consecutive year.

Not even a morning drizzle could stop the registered walkers and runners from the course. The light drizzle during registration had...

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Walpole ‘87 alumnus speaks at library

By Cameron Small
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

Last Thursday evening, November 10, the Friends of the Walpole Library hosted Walpole High School alum Maureen Stanton to talk about her latest book. Stanton, a member of the WHS class of 1978, spoke about her 2019 memoir, “Body Leaping Backward: Memoir of a Delinquent...

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Curtains up on the 99th season

By Cameron Small
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

It is curtains up for the Walpole Footlighters even as the curtain falls on the first show of their 99th season. "The Humans", a play written by Stephen Karam and directed by Cammerron Baits, had its final performance this past Sunday at the Walpole Footlighters...

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Walpole High nurse has celebrity status

By Cameron Small
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

Those who make the choice to work in such an environment are not doing it for fame, or high salaries — they do it because they love their students and helping people.

A living example of this would be Rachel Jackson, a...

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COA hosts Willow Tree Winds concert

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Willow Tree Winds recently visited seniors at the Council on Aging in town on Friday afternoon, October 14. The relaxing woodwind quintet is based in Norfolk County and lent its talents to entertain on a rainy day.

The group played everything from...

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Timberwolves beat Braintree on the road

By Max Clifford
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

In an homage to the Halloween season, the Braintree student section came out dressed in orange and black on Friday night, but Walpole refused to be spooked as the visitors rolled to a 28-12 victory.

As has been the case in many...

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Hometown Weekly’s favorite leaf-peeping spots

By Lauren Schiavone and Stephen Press
Hometown Weekly Staff

New England autumns are famous for a reason, and it’s not just because of the pumpkin spice and perfect weather. While tourists from around the country flock to our neck of the woods for a glimpse of the fall’s most perfect foliage,...

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